“Francis said some people justify abortion as respecting other rights, but asked “How can an act that suppresses innocent and defenseless life as it blossoms be therapeutic, civil or simply human?”
The Pope and his priests are not “simply human”. They do not answer to God’s first commandant “Be fruitful and multiply”. The Pope leads a Virgin Cult that worships men not having children due to the false teaching of Original Sin. How can this cult lead the Pro-life movement?
Four days after Kavanaugh is confirmed, Pope Francis is CRIMINALIZING and DEHUMANIZING women who seek to abort their unborn. They made a personal choice, and did not seek out a “hit man” to make her grave decision an easy one. I suggested he hear Brett’s confession, whose accuser is being demonized by the President and his Christian handlers. Theses holy advisors have allowed their Sex Fiend to send a message to all women who are considering coming forth to accuse a man, or a priest, of sexual abuse.
What ACT is this moron talking about? It is A LAW of our Democracy that we must follow. There’s no justifying. There is no law that says our Senators and Congressmen must be virgins. We the People are not subjects of the Vicar of Christ! What is the celibate talking about when he uses the word “therapeutic”? Letting his priest get married and have sexual intercourse would be very therapeutic when it comes to old perverts raping children that were born from the wombs of women.
What does the Pope mean by “some people“? Are any Republicans included in his POLITICAL HIT LIST! How divisive.
“Is it fair to hire a hit man to solve a problem? It is not fair. We cannot take out a human being, even if it is small.”
Who’s hired a HIT MAN? What is the Pope’s solution for the “problem – vote the Republican ticket – no matter what? The Pope is now on my political hit list. I will be verbally pounding on this virgin – till the day I die! I don’t need a church or a Christian think-tank to back me up! “Some people” is now – ONE PERSON! I give God’s permission to all women to have an abortion. Rand Paul predicts someone is going to be assassinated by folks on the Left. He forgets about Abortion Clinic bombings and HIT MEN!
The most evil people in the world have hid behind the cloak of Christianity to do evil. The Civil War that pitting millions of Americans against one another, was blessed by Southern followers of Jesus. After the Slave Owners were defeated, my kindred wanted to hang Confederate leaders by the neck – until dead! What stance did the papacy take before Christian brother killed Christian brother?
With the seating of Catholic Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, the New Civil War has begun. Pope Francis has taken the side of the Risen South – over all the women of the world. The Papal War on Women, has been given new life. The First Lady was sent on a mission to Africa in order to avoid questions about Chritine Ford. Why doesn’t Francis hold up nude pics of Melania, and declare soft porn the Enemy of the Unborn, verses, Liberal Civil Rights? Not owning the guts to go after sex-crazed males, the Pope picks the same Soft Target it did during the Inquisition where a million women were murdered.
It is the Pope who carefully choses his target after consulting his Giant Think Tank of Virgins, who keep hitting on children as proof they have an innocent message to give the whole world that can not get this message from anywhere else, but this diseased church. The key word is INNOCENT. The Pope’s built cathedrals on this word. Everyone was GUILTY until they bought some PAPAL INNOCENCE! Crimes were invented to keep the cash flowing. This is why Christians work hard to keep VICTIMS from controlling their information.
The vast majority of Americans do not know the Christian-right has been experimenting on our Right to Vote in order to trick us into voting for Church Rule – that so far is a utter failure – because NOT LYING is essential. Trump is the King of Liars! Pope Francis is bid by the real Jesus to declare the President of the United State – a Bold Faced Liar! Normal and Sane People – HATE LIARS! They hated them – before Jesus was born!
When has Christianity ever worked? The Papacy declared the Protestant religion a heresy. Charles Quint looted Incan and Aztec gold to launch two armadas against Elizabeth, the Protestant Queen. Non-believers have done no harm to the Papacy, or Messiah Trump.
The Pope has no therapeutic fix for our Nation’s Holy Divide that was made by Christians. The World Papacy does not care if We are a United People! The Pope and Putin – the real hit man – have so much in common. Before our Constitution was signed, the Papacy backed the Divine Right of Kings amongst Western Man. Papal Armies were Hit Men for Kings. The Pope launched several crusades against my Bohemian People in Prague. We dispatched the cream of many Royal Houses – to fucking hell!
I declare the Pope a GANGSTER – and a TERRORIST. To declare Doctors who give abortions “hit men” is to instigate the breaking of our secular laws. Terrorizing innocent Americans in order to make things “fair” goes against the idea of We being a Nation of Laws. Many Murderous Mosaic Laws are not applicable in this Democracy. Lying about one’s virginity may be a keeper, as Kavanaugh heads toward impeachment. The insults heaped upon Lady Justice in our Nation, will be avenged by freedom loving people.
Let us not forget that is was Irish Catholics wearing red coats of the British army, who sang taunting songs that humiliated the Protestants of Boston, resulting in the Boston Massacre. If the Pope’s church is dying, it will not die, none of it will die, on our Democratic soil. It will be cast out.
Conversely, Christian reconstructionism’s founder, Rousas Rushdoony, wrote in The Institutes of Biblical Law (the founding document of reconstructionism) that Old Testament law should be applied to modern society, and he advocates the reinstatement of the Mosaic law’s penal sanctions. Under such a system, the list of civil crimes which carried a death sentence would include homosexuality, adultery, incest, lying about one’s virginity, bestiality, witchcraft, idolatry or apostasy, public blasphemy, false prophesying, kidnapping, rape, and bearing false witness in a capital case.
One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists, emerged as a political movement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. The tale goes something like this: Evangelicals, who had been politically quiescent for decades, were so morally outraged by Roe that they resolved to organize in order to overturn it.
This myth of origins is oft repeated by the movement’s leaders. In his 2005 book, Jerry Falwell, the firebrand fundamentalist preacher, recounts his distress upon reading about the ruling in the Jan. 23, 1973, edition of the Lynchburg News: “I sat there staring at the Roe v. Wade story,” Falwell writes, “growing more and more fearful of the consequences of the Supreme Court’s act and wondering why so few voices had been raised against it.” Evangelicals, he decided, needed to organize.
Some of these anti- Roe crusaders even went so far as to call themselves “new abolitionists,” invoking their antebellum predecessors who had fought to eradicate slavery.
But the abortion myth quickly collapses under historical scrutiny. In fact, it wasn’t until 1979—a full six years after Roe—that evangelical leaders, at the behest of conservative activist Paul Weyrich, seized on abortion not for moral reasons, but as a rallying-cry to deny President Jimmy Carter a second term. Why? Because the anti-abortion crusade was more palatable than the religious right’s real motive: protecting segregated schools. So much for the new abolitionism.
Today, evangelicals make up the backbone of the pro-life movement, but it hasn’t always been so. Both before and for several years after Roe, evangelicals were overwhelmingly indifferent to the subject, which they considered a “Catholic issue.” In 1968, for instance, a symposium sponsored by the Christian Medical Society and Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of evangelicalism, refused to characterize abortion as sinful, citing “individual health, family welfare, and social responsibility” as justifications for ending a pregnancy. In 1971, delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, passed a resolution encouraging “Southern Baptists to work for legislation that will allow the possibility of abortion under such conditions as rape, incest, clear evidence of severe fetal deformity, and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the emotional, mental, and physical health of the mother.” The convention, hardly a redoubt of liberal values, reaffirmed that position in 1974, one year after Roe, and again in 1976.
When the Roe decision was handed down, W. A. Criswell, the Southern Baptist Convention’s former president and pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas—also one of the most famous fundamentalists of the 20th century—was pleased: “I have always felt that it was only after a child was born and had a life separate from its mother that it became an individual person,” he said, “and it has always, therefore, seemed to me that what is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed.”
Although a few evangelical voices, including Christianity Today magazine, mildly criticized the ruling, the overwhelming response was silence, even approval. Baptists, in particular, applauded the decision as an appropriate articulation of the division between church and state, between personal morality and state regulation of individual behavior. “Religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced by the Supreme Court abortion decision,” wrote W. Barry Garrett of Baptist Press.
So what then were the real origins of the religious right? It turns out that the movement can trace its political roots back to a court ruling, but not Roe v. Wade.
In May 1969, a group of African-American parents in Holmes County, Mississippi, sued the Treasury Department to prevent three new whites-only K-12 private academies from securing full tax-exempt status, arguing that their discriminatory policies prevented them from being considered “charitable” institutions. The schools had been founded in the mid-1960s in response to the desegregation of public schools set in motion by the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. In 1969, the first year of desegregation, the number of white students enrolled in public schools in Holmes County dropped from 771 to 28; the following year, that number fell to zero.
In Green v. Kennedy (David Kennedy was secretary of the treasury at the time), decided in January 1970, the plaintiffs won a preliminary injunction, which denied the “segregation academies” tax-exempt status until further review. In the meantime, the government was solidifying its position on such schools. Later that year, President Richard Nixon ordered the Internal Revenue Service to enact a new policy denying tax exemptions to all segregated schools in the United States. Under the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which forbade racial segregation and discrimination, discriminatory schools were not—by definition—“charitable” educational organizations, and therefore they had no claims to tax-exempt status; similarly, donations to such organizations would no longer qualify as tax-deductible contributions.